Make A Dance’s 10 Easy Street Essentials

Ben Lewis and Josh Ludlow are Make A Dance. The DJ duo and owners of M.A.D RECORDS, that are all about the passion and the love of the dance!

We asked them to highlight one of their favourite record labels and the lads chose the legendary New York imprint Easy Street. The much-revered New York City label released timeless disco and house music since 1983. Created by originally by Michael Gussick, Easy Street was responsible for some true classics of our time.

“We have chosen Easy Street as they paved the way for the transition from disco to house. They put out records with incredible style, taste, and charisma! We’ll never stop bumping the Easy Street catalogue…”

Make A Dance are playing at this years Wild Wood Disco Festival. The festival runs from 21st – 23rd June and the Magic Happens at The Woodland Glade, Horseheath Racecourse, Linton, Cambridgeshire, CB21 4QP.

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Make A Dance’s 10 Easy Street Essentials

Africali – Ayiko Bia (original club instrumental 12” mix) 1983

This was the first release on the label, kicking things off just as they meant to go on. I can’t not smile when this playing.

Cultural Vibe – Ma Foom Bey (Love Chant Version) 1986

A club classic with its impeccable vibe, African vocal, rolling drum machines and THAT Iconic Bassline. POW!

Monyaka – Go Deh Yaka (Club Mix”) 1988

A power blend of Reggae and Disco. It’s a bonafide party starter.

In Sync –  Sometimes Love (Ozone Club 12 Mix”) 1987

Heart Break and 707’s complimented with the usual jack-hammer production from the era from Easy Street! Also, it has the mega vocal chops in the intro.

Sleeque – One For The Dub (Original Club 12”) 1986

A dreamy ‘garage’ moment for eyes closed dance floor vibrations.

Cultural Vibe Featuring Glenn “Sweety G” Toby – Power (Power Dub I)

An understated heads down roller, this really embodies the sound of ‘proto house’ to me.

Serious Intention, You Don’t Know (Limited Edition Special Remix) – 1984

Yet another Paradise Garage classic. A flawless piece of dance floor action.

Paradise Girls – Holding Back (Paul’s Back – Dubmental Mix II) [Easy Street, 1986]

Tripped out! There’s everything on this decadent disco departure.

Alexander Hope – Let The Music Take You (The Klub Head Dub)

Simply, a nice slice of New York Dub house.

You Played Me for a Fool (Clubstruction Vocal)

I love how dance tracks at this time would have so many different parts working together. This is no exception to that.

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